When the Scoundrel Sins Release Day

I’ve got some very exciting news to share…

As of today, Anna Harrington’s latest historical romance, When the Scoundrel Sins, is available for purchase at all of your favorite book sellers. I’ll be posting my review this Sunday, September 3, 2017.

In the meantime, I’ve posted an excerpt for your enjoyment.

Happy Reading!

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“You look much more like your father now,” she commented, nervously licking her suddenly dry lips but only serving to draw his attention to her mouth. Which made her even more nervous, so nervous that she couldn’t stop the trembling of her fingertips as they wrapped into the skirt of her night rail. “But you’re still a troublemaker.”

A faint smile played at his mouth. “And you’re still a bluestocking,” he countered. Unintentionally simmering a slow heat low in her belly, he reached up to tuck a stray curl behind her ear. “Still retreating to the sanctuary of your library.”

“Because books are usually more pleasant than most people,” she answered, swallowing hard when he trailed his fingers down the side of her neck. She forced out, not at all as firmly as she’d hoped beneath the soft touch of his fingers,

“And more trustworthy.”

Ignoring that jab, he slid his hand lower to let his fingers play at the edge of her shawl. “Yet there are things that people can do that books can’t.” His fingers tugged gently at the shawl and pulled it down her shoulder to reveal the scooped neck of the nightdress beneath. His gaze flicked to the small patch of revealed skin at the base of her throat, then back to her eyes. “All kinds of interesting things.”

She should stop him, swat his hand away, shove him back—but she couldn’t bring herself to do it. Just as she couldn’t hold back the hot shiver that swept through her or the gooseflesh that formed on her skin. His touch was proving to be as equally intoxicating now as that night six years ago.

“Then I have no interest in learning them,” she countered, although from the way her blood hummed, her body was very interested.

Madness—that after what he’d done to her, she could ever want to be in his arms again. Yet she desired just that, although that could never happen. Kissing him once had ruined her reputation. Kissing him again might destroy her entire future.

She thrust her chin into the air. “I know of your reputation.”

“Thank you,” he half purred.

His finger hooked beneath the wide shoulder strap of her sleeveless nightgown and slid it slowly down her arm. But this time, with a stretch of bare shoulder revealed to his eyes, he didn’t bother feigning propriety by looking away and instead flamed a prickling heat beneath her skin everywhere he gazed.

She pulled in a deep breath to steady herself. Oh, why did she always go light-headed when she was alone with him?

“That was not meant as a compliment.”

“Wasn’t it?”

 

Novel Review… The Red by Tiffany Reisz

Curiosity kills the cat. Or, in my case, prevents sleep. The reason? I cannot possibly rest when I haven’t learned the outcome of a stimulating story. And, let me tell you my fellow introverts, this book is a roller-coaster on the taboo train. Toot-toot! Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride.

In all honesty, I’m a lover of historical and contemporary romance. I relish the kinky and even the unspeakable. However, I crave the intimate experience of two unlikely people unable to resist their attraction. That moment when they submit to their mutual passions not only gives me a high, it makes me feel hopeful that love exists. 30755704That bond is what makes the sensually explicit come to life for me. Why am I saying this? I say this because erotic romance is not in my wheel house. And no, I’m not a prude. It’s simply that I don’t feel the same heart-wrenching connection with erotic romance as I do with historical and contemporary.

I’m sure by now you must be wondering why I decided to review THE RED. The answer is I’d read a wonderful review of the book that piqued my interest and I applied to read the book based on that individuals review. I was not disappointed, either. Ms. Reisz couldn’t have done a better job of penning an erotic journey of sexual exploits. She included a mysterious element that keep me glued to the page. Her detail-oriented writing style made me feel as if I were a voyeur. If you are looking for the ultimate escape, read THE RED. In my opinion, this lust-filled erotic adventure will keep you up at night with its over-the-top sinful fantasies.

Happy reading!

Synopsis:

Mona Lisa St. James is balancing on the edge of financial ruin after inheriting her mother’s art gallery. When a mysterious stranger offers to save the gallery in exchange for a year of cart blanch sexual exploits with Mona, she agrees to become his whore. It isn’t long before the handsome Englishman has Mona submitting to his every desire.

Novel Review… Blackthorne’s Bride by Joan Johnston

BLACKTHORNE’S BRIDE, book four of the Mail-Order Brides series, offers a drama filled opening chapter sure to entice its readers. Author, Joan Johnston penned this love story which spans over two continents. Loaded with detail rich character descriptions, Ms. Johnston’s emphasis on the importance of family was a key component to this novel. I feel honored to have been selected as an advanced copy reader of this novel and am happy to recommend it to all readers of romance.28109797

Synopsis:

Marcus Wharton, Duke of Blackthorne, rescued Josie Wentworth from a violent attack. After nursing her back to health while traveling across the ocean to his home in England, he developed an obsession with the unrecognizable stranger.

For two years, Josie Wentworth has served as the maid-of-all at the Duke of Blackthorne’s seldom visited estate. When she receives notice that she has gained a large inheritance, she decides to return to her family in America and assures the neglected nephews of the duke that she will return for them.

Fate intervenes when Josie learns of the Duke of Blackthorne’s necessity to marry an America heiress. Becoming the duke’s wife will give her legal authority, as the aunt, to rescue the children. However, keeping her identity secret is no easy task.

NOVEL REVIEW… LORD OF LIES BY AMY SANDAS

Amy Sandas has written a treasure!51bUW0VRuyL._SX302_BO1,204,203,200_

LORD OF LIES, is the third book in the Fallen Ladies series featuring the Chadwick sisters. Set in England, Ms. Sandas gifted her readers with a novel dripping with raw intensity. I felt as if butterflies were fluttering around my stomach as I devoured the developing romance between Dell and Portia. Their romantic attraction ignited on the page. Romantic perfection! Not only did Ms. Sandas captivate me with a storyline featuring sizzling sexual tension, but she allowed for moments of tender vulnerability that brought me to tears. From the slight caress of a cheek to the harsh words spewed in anger, not a detail was missed in her well-written scenes.

I was honored to receive an advanced reader copy of this book for my Kindle. I loved it so much, that I have purchased a copy for my personal collection, along with books one and two of the series. Happy Reading!

Synopsis:

For years, Dell Turner has kept his identity hidden. A true master of disguise, he prefers to remain anonymous by being known simply as Nightshade. Notorious for his undercover investigations, he resides in the shadows. Emotional attachments are not allowed in his world.

Portia Chadwick’s escapades often find her in trouble. When her sister is kidnapped, she enlists the help of Nightshade and starts a grand adventure. Intelligent and bold, it doesn’t take long for her to become Nightshade’s assistant in uncovering a human trafficking ring.